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Tax on Shipping Only (VAT)

Thread began 2/08/2011 4:41 am by Heckie | Last modified 2/09/2011 11:49 am by Jason Byrnes | 1029 views | 7 replies |

Heckie

Tax on Shipping Only (VAT)

Is there a way to only charge VAT tax on shipping only, as the products are zero-rated in the UK?

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Dave BuchholzBeta Tester

Yes, what I have done in the past is to create a new field in the product database called taxable like so:

`taxable` tinyint(1) NOT NULL DEFAULT '0' COMMENT 'Sets whether the product should be taxable or not i.e. children's clothes are not taxable',



This also needs to be added to the eCart Object as a new column and the value passed when adding to cart.

Then I create a rule that says do not charge tax on any items in the cart where the Taxable Column value is 1

Hope that helps

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Heckie

Thanks Dave - that makes perfect sense!

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Heckie

In this instance all my products are zero-rated, so there must be an easier way to do this?

Al I want the cart to do is ignore the product subtotal, and add VAT onto the delivery which is a fixed cost.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

In the shipping rule, use a flat rate calculation of:

$this->GetShipping() * 0.086


this will charge a tax of 8.6% of the shipping cost. you can change the percentage to whatever you like.

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Dave BuchholzBeta Tester

In my scenario I had both taxable and non taxable products to account for plus shipping

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Heckie

Thanks Jason - that worked.

Dave - thanks for the idea - I'm sure I will put it to use in the future!

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

glad to hear it is working.

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